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Investing $580,000 for Area Road Repairs

May 16, 2024

Funding part of the Connecting Links Program to build and rehabilitate vital transit corridors across the province

NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is investing $580,000 to help Mattawa and West Nipissing with road projects. The funding is being delivered through the Connecting Links program, which helps maintain vital roads and bridges that connect people to good jobs, support the movement of goods and drive economic growth in Northern and rural communities.

“Safe and reliable roads and bridges are vital links that connect people to jobs and housing and make it easier for them to get where they need to go,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “Our government will continue to provide the funding municipalities need to ensure our transportation infrastructure is maintained for generations to come.”

A breakdown of funding is as follows:

  • $305,000 for the Municipality of Mattawa for the detailed designs for the rehabilitation of Main Street (Highway 17) from Mauril Bridge to Hwy 17 Roundabout
  • 275,000 for the Municipality of West Nipissing for the resurfacing of Front Street from Holditch Street to Michaud Street

“Main Street / Hwy 533 is vital to the Town of Mattawa as it represents our downtown and runs through the heart of our community,” said Mayor Belanger. “We are grateful for the Connecting Link Program support from the Province which will allow us to create the design and engineering needed to modernize our Main Street,” Belanger added.

A connecting link is a designated municipal road or bridge that connects two ends of a provincial highway through a community, or to an international border crossing. This year, the Ontario government is investing $30 million in 21 projects to repair roads and bridges in 19 municipalities across the province.

Eligible costs for Connecting Links include the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of designated municipal roads and bridges. Municipalities are encouraged to apply for 2025–26 Connecting Links program funding when the intake opens later this year.

Quick Facts

  • In Ontario, there are a total of 352 kilometres of connecting links, with 70 bridges in 77 municipalities.
  • The Connecting Links program provides funding for up to 90 per cent of eligible project costs. This includes a maximum of $3 million for road projects and $5 million for bridge projects. 


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